Who Is Film Florida?

Film Florida is the chief marketing, professional development and networking organization for Florida’s Screen Production Industry. Our intention is to unite, inspire and innovate to build a more robust and retentive industry in Florida. Film Florida is a not-for–profit entertainment production organization run by volunteer members that represent all sectors of Florida’s screen production industry. Our members include a who’s who in the Sunshine State’s screen production industry – whether making things happen at a local film commission, representing a labor organization, educating tomorrow’s industry leaders, laboring behind the camera, developing the next great video game or app, providing equipment or working behind the scenes as the glue that keeps a project together. Film Florida values leadership, collaboration, diversity, courage and informed action and has a mission to provide a true focal point for Florida’s screen production industry, enabling the implementation of powerful economic policy, effective worldwide marketing, positive economic impact, and professional standards of excellence. Film Florida’s vision is to help create and maintain a sustainable, professional and productive screen production industry in Florida with an international reputation for excellence.

Film Florida meets quarterly to discuss topics and issues of concern to us all, and then moves forward with a plan of action to help achieve our goals. We work with the Florida Department of Commerce and local film offices, helping to craft the various programs offered throughout our state. We market and promote the state as a destination for projects and companies working in the industry. Our growing membership provides a network, a platform and the chance to play an active part in solidifying Florida’s position as a major production destination.

Diversity and Inclusion

Film Florida is committed to cultivating an industry that is inclusive and provides equal opportunities to all members of the industry without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. The organization is committed to nurturing a culture of greater respect, inclusivity, empathy, and transparency by listening to those with different experiences and backgrounds. The strength of our organization and our industry is in our diversity.

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View the Film Florida Board of Directors to see a list of who’s who in Film Florida.

Check out our Members list for our online directory of members.

Why Join Film Florida?

Why is Film Florida membership is valuable? We asked our members, here are the top reasons our members say membership in Film Florida is important:

  • Members help maintain and build Florida’s infrastructure to strengthen screen production in Florida. We want to bring more jobs, and more business into our community.
  • Members react to and shape the issues that have an effect on the growth of our infrastructure, for example starting the licensure of hair and make-up artists, deregulation of talent agencies and starting a task force to address the cost of production insurance during hurricane season.
  • Members get to market Florida through group involvement by participating in Film Florida sponsored sales missions at trade shows, conferences and film festivals.
  • Members meet new business associates and become familiar with members by taking advantage of the many networking opportunities that Film Florida offers.

Click here to listen/read what members say about Film Florida.

Quarterly Meetings

Film Florida holds quarterly meetings in rotating markets throughout the state. Meetings have taken place in Amelia Island, Cocoa Beach, Sarasota, Orlando, Boca Raton, Miami, Key West, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Palm Beach, Tallahassee, and Tampa to name just a few. A typical meeting agenda will include a day of committee and council meetings followed by a morning for the full board of directors meeting along with evening receptions and luncheons. Meetings often include tours of the host market’s production facilities, tourist attractions, or film schools.